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The location of Bon Air

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bon Air.

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Around Bon Air ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northwest of Bon Air. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the west of Bon Air and has a population of 85,000 people.

For comparison, Bon Air has a population of 110 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   41 miles [66 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,997   NW   Less than 2 miles
Comerdale   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gantts Quarry   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harpersville   [Map]   1,680   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mignon   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   511   S   5 miles [8 km]
Sycamore   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Talladega Springs   [Map]   162   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Vincent   [Map]   2,118   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wilsonville   [Map]   1,987   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Winterboro   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Bon Air, please visit our County-by-County Page for Bon Air.

Talladega County ...

Bon Air is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bon Air ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chancellor Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Bon Air   [Map]
Erratta   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Points   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grove Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Indian Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Minor Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Sharon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Papertown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Risers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Bon Air.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bon Air. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bon Air. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Bon Air ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Bon Air.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Bon Air.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bon Air. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   192 miles [309 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   198 miles [318.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   56 miles [90.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   66 miles [106.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   73 miles [117.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bon Air.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Bon Air. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bon Air) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bon Air. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bon Air

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bon Air. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2621, Longitude: -86.3318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bon Air have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bon Air), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bon Air.



 
 
 

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